Area of Injury: Back and Shoulder

Back and shoulder injuries are very common. Especially with the increased prevalence of desk jobs, back and shoulder strain have become overwhelming for many people. The stability of the shoulder joint is frequently compared to a golf ball on a tee, as the humerus rests on the shoulder joint very delicately. In addition to a good exercise regime, there are many ways to help deal with back and shoulder pain. Diagnosing a back or shoulder injury can be very difficult, as there are a number of muscles which perform different functions in similar areas. A rotator cuff tear, for example, could refer to any one of four muscles. It is common to get diagnosed by a doctor, and to find that, as you become more familiar with the anatomy of the location of the injury, you feel that you may have incorrectly or misleadingly described your symptoms. One good way to avoid this problem is to know as much about your injury as possible before going in to see the doctor. That way, you can be sure to describe your symptoms in a way which will permit a correct diagnosis.

Lower Back Strain

A lower back strain is one of the most frequent causes of back pain. It occurs when the muscle fibers in the back are abnormally torn or stretched. Behind the common cold, lower back pain is the second leading cause…

Torn Rotator Cuff

An injury to the rotator cuff includes any damage or irritation to the rotator cuff tendons or muscles. A rotator cuff tear is a very common injury occurring within the shoulder. In 2008, almost 2 million Americans visited their doctors…